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Creatures, killers and questionable gender politics as the Spooky Bitch Gang investigates the horror canon.

Spooky Bitch Gang Crystal Pettit & Scott Wallace

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Creatures, killers and questionable gender politics as the Spooky Bitch Gang investigates the horror canon.

    Men (2022) + Sydney Film Festival

    Men (2022) + Sydney Film Festival

    We discuss Alex Garland's much-hyped new film Men, plus a smorgasbord of goodies from the 2022 Sydney Film Festival.

    Includes discussions of Men (2022), Jurassic World: Dominion (2022), Family Dinner (2022), Sushi Noh (2022), Piggy (2022), Flux Gourmet (2022), Incredible But True (2022).

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Destructive Doodads

    Destructive Doodads

    Evil inanimate objects have permeated every form of media, so we're taking a look at some of horror's most destructive doodads. Killer beds, dresses, pianos and tyres take us on a weird and wild journey into the paraphernalia of everyday life.

    Includes discussions of The Found Footage Phenomenon (2022), The Village (1993), Barbarella (1968), Christine (1983), In Fabric (2018), Death Bed: The Bed that Eats (1977), House (1977), Battle Heater (1989), Rubber (2010) and more.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Pre-Code Horror

    Pre-Code Horror

    We're going back in time to the Wild West of horror before the the Hays Code tried to bring morality to the movies, and discussing some of the weirdest, sleaziest little films we've ever seen.

    Includes discussions of The Unknown (1927), Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), Freaks (1932), Island of Lost Souls (1932), The Most Dangerous Game (1932), Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932), The Mummy (1933), Murders in the Zoo (1933), The Invisible Man (1933), The Old Dark House (1933) and more.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Found Footage

    Found Footage

    In May 2022, two podcasters disappeared in the woods near Sydney, Australia while recording a podcast. The recordings from that day were never found... until now.

    Join us in the world of shaky cameras and spooky sounds as well talk the much-maligned found footage genre.

    Includes discussions of C'est arrivé près de chez vous (aka Man Bites Dog) (1992), The Blair Witch Project (1999), Noroi: The Curse (2005), [REC] (2007), Lake Mungo (2008), The Houses October Built (2014),  Creep (2015), Hell House, LLC (2015), Found Footage 3D (2016), Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018) and more.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Northman and Time Warps

    The Northman and Time Warps

    Time warps, time loops, and ruptures in the fabric of reality are the topic this time as we discuss movies that make you question everything. 

    We also caught The Northman on opening night of Fantastic Film Festival Australia. Head to our Instagram to find out how you can win one of three double passes. Head to https://www.fantasticfilmfestival.com.au to see the full program - running until May 6 in Sydney and Melbourne.

    Includes discussions of The Northman (2022), Cube 2: Hypercube (2002), 1408 (2007), Triangle (2009), Resolution (2012), Freaks (2019), Koko-Di Koko-Da (2019), Old (2021), Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022).

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ti West's X and Creepy Crawlies

    Ti West's X and Creepy Crawlies

    Ants, spiders and other arthropod pals are the stars of the hour as we talk things that creep and crawl. In this episode we discuss how bugs in horror movies create a unique sense of danger and paranoia.

    Includes discussions of X (2022), Them! (1954), Phase IV (1974), Kingdom of the Spiders (1977), Creepshow (1982), The Fly (1986), Eight Legged Freaks (2002), Bug (2006) and more.

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

@curl_meetsboy ,

Highly recommended

Very entertaining and informative.

Reelax123 ,

So good!

Scott and Crystal really love horror movies and it shows.m. Their conversations are very easy to listen to and they do their research. They don’t just limit themselves to western films, they’re really willing to watch films from anywhere in the world and analyse them appropriately! Highly recommend!

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